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Old 02-17-2014, 03:49 PM   #61
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I consumed and enjoyed the Wee heavy last night. It was fairly close to spot on. Dark color, tan to brown head, malt and dark fruit in the aroma. Taste was malty sweet with some roast, and dark fruit, fig, maybe burnt raisin. All with in style. Full body and low to no hop character lead to a sweet finish. A lot going on in this beer. Very enjoyable. Although not a session beer, it was tasty, drinkable and the alcohol was smooth and warming.
My only complaint would be the peat smoke malt. I don't like it in beer. However, in saying that, it was noticeable in this beer, it was not overpowering, and didn't ruin the pleasure of drinking it. If it is the smoke character you wanted, then it was about right. I wouldn't increase it any in your recipe. You may though want to try a beech smoke malt, or the new oak smoke malt as an alternative. Just MHO.

Two down, Honey Nut Brown Next.

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Old 02-17-2014, 07:48 PM   #62
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Glad you enjoyed the brew ChessKing! So yeah, I know the smoked malt is not in style, but I love me a good smokey Scotch, and wanted a little of a reminder of it in this beer. I definitely wouldn't add anymore either. I haven't ever tried Beech or oak smoked malt, so maybe I'll do that if I decide to make this again. I'm glad everyone seems to like it so far though.

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Old 02-21-2014, 05:19 PM   #63
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I appreciate both opinions on the red very much. I definitely have it in the alt catagory as a double red. Chessking I will send you the recipe for sure; once I get home.

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Old 05-11-2014, 07:21 PM   #64
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Reminder. Home brewers night at the Brew Hut this Thursday 15 May.

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Second time through the order. I'm digging the Reinbeer more now for some reason. Maybe just aging. Also the American Dark ale has held up well. Still has the hop presence, and frothy head you could eat with a spoon. I think I'm enjoying them all more. Nice job Guys.

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